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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
A great acacia, with its slender trunk
And overpoise of multitudinous leaves,
(In which a hundred fields might spill their dew
And intense verdure, yet find room enough)
Stood reconciling all the place with green.
        E. B. Browning—Aurora Leigh. Bk. VI.
Light-leaved acacias, by the door,
  Stood up in balmy air,
Clusters of blossomed moonlight bore,
  And breathed a perfume rare.
        George MacDonald—Song of the Spring Nights. Pt. I.
Our rocks are rough, but smiling there
Th’ acacia waves her yellow hair,
Lonely and sweet, nor loved the less
For flow’ring in a wilderness.
        Moore—Lalla Rookh. Light of the Harem.

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